"EPA: Low-Key Staffer Jumps Into Political Hot Seat"

"Lisa Feldt wasn't the obvious candidate to replace Bob Perciasepe as U.S. EPA's second in command.

She's a quiet, low-key engineer by training who has spent most of her 30-year career as a behind-the-scenes workhorse, largely steering clear of the political spotlight.

Now she's got one of the most political jobs in the executive branch.

As EPA's acting deputy administrator, Feldt is poised to become a prime new target for GOP lawmakers and EPA's critics who try to score political points by skewering the agency's top brass."

Robin Bravender reports for Greenwire August 18, 2014.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014